MLB is trying to get its swagger up and appeal to a hipper audience with its “Players Weekend” festivities from August 25-27.
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MLB players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth league designs, and they can also replace last names with nicknames on jersey nameplates. They can also wear custom-designed flashy equipment, from batting gloves to bats, that shows their personalities.
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Baseball has always been a very traditional, strict and by the book sport, so this new fashion allowance is a big deal. Football players fancying up their cleats is one thing. It’s a brutally beautiful game of ego and bravado.
But baseball is considered a gentlemans game and rarely do players get to flex their funkier side.
This Players Weekend breaks the monotony of a very methodical game and fans are sure to get a kick out of it as they will have many opinions on the various monikers.
MLB.com provided a list of top 101 nicknames that will be worn this weekend.
They even did a Top 15 list.
Some of the more fashion-conscious players will surely take advantage of it. Others have refused to rock a nickname. Fans, however, are already purchasing the nickname jerseys in anticipation of an outside-of-the-box MLB fashion weekend.